Saturday, December 11, 2010

Alfred Baring Garrod

Alfred Garrod
Alfred Baring Garrod (1819 - 1907) English physician. He was the first to discover an abnormal increase in the amount of uric acid in the blood of patients with gout. He was also the first to propose using lithium to treat gout, also recommending it to treat mood disorders hypothesizing that gout may cause mental disturbances. Garrod is credited with coining the term rheumatoid arthritis which he firmly established as a separate disorder. In his old age, he served as physician-extraordinary to Queen Victoria. Physician Archibald Edward Garrod and the vertebrate zoologist Alfred Henry Garrod were his sons.

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